Fort Blockhouse Security Support Officer - Jobs in Hampshire - 1657924

Job Summary
  • Job Type
    Permanent, part-time
  • Telecommuting

Job Description


Fort Blockhouse, Gosport, PO12 2AB

About the job


Join the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and have a future that matters: Be proud; Be challenged; Be unique.

Are you looking for a career change? Then a Security Support Officer is a good place to start with the Regional Delivery South West & Reserve Forces & Cadets Associations (RD SW & RFCA) team, within the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). There are good prospects within the DIO and ample opportunity to progress.

You will be part of an enthusiastic team working together to ensure that the DIO meet the high standards expected of a government body. As a Security Support Officer you will be supporting the Security team in all aspects of their role.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, a good team player with excellent oral and written communication skills and good IT knowledge.

DIO RD SW & RFCA actively encourage the development of their staff, as part of this role you will have the opportunity to develop your own skills to further your career.

This is a part-time post of (insert hours) per week not inclusive of meal breaks.

Job description

The RD SW & RFCA Security Support Officer is responsible for providing support to the SHEF/Security team and is accountable to the Head of Establishment. The post holder is authorised to liaise with internal departments and external security authorities on routine security related matters. This is a critical post to ensure the security of the site meets the statutory requirements of JSP 440 and other related Security directives. The main duties will be security related tasks and providing an efficient administrative support service.

Candidates should note that this post is lifed due to the expected closure of Fort Blockhouse, anticipated as mid to late 2022.

Post Locations

Fort Blockhouse, Gosport, PO12 2AB.

Responsibilities1. Leadership:

Demonstrate a personal commitment to the DIO Guiding Principles
Support line manager in delivering departmental goals
Ensure own compliance with mandatory requirements e.g. H&S training
Promote strong working relationships both within the team and with other teams

2. Passes/Vetting/Clearance:

To process and produce Identification and Car passes for permanent employees, permanent and short term contractors and Lodger unit members using the Strategic Imaging System (SISYS).
To be the nominated and registered sponsor for the Cerberus online security vetting database.
To liaise with DVA and other agencies for Personnel and contractors clearance levels.
To process clearance procedures in accordance with the Defence Manual of Security JSP 440 Vol 2.
Hold and maintain the unit asset register. To liaise with personnel and lodger unit representatives on all aspects of security furniture.

3. Security:

To act as alternate Crypto Custodian.
To ensure rotation of security keys is undertaken at 6 monthly periods or as required.
To ensure safe combinations are changed at 6 monthly periods or when required.
To assist the line management chain with security related issues as required.

4. Administration:

Administration of Security Questionnaire (MOD Form 1109 or Cerberus account) for contractors.
Administration of Security documentation for all Lodger Units.
Basic checks carried out on all staff and contractors prior to pass issue.
Collation of Foreign National visitor details.
Processing and production of Recreational (Gymnasium) passes, maintaining a data base record.
General administration enquiries, liaison with DIO PSyA, National Security Vetting Agency and other Security controllers as necessary.
Update forms and passes as required.
Maintain archived security documentation

It is essential that the successful candidate holds the following skills and experience:

Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work on own initiative within a wide ranging but structured environment
Ability to adapt to changing priorities and tight deadlines
Use of MS Office applications (Outlook, Excel, One note) to support work outputs.

Travel Requirements

Some travel and occasional overnight stay may be required.

About our Team

DIO Regional Delivery SW&RFCA (Reserve Forces & Cadets Associations) are responsible for the effective management of the Defence Estate in the South West Region, maintaining the MOD built estate and supporting our Customers throughout an extensive geographical area. We are committed to the effective delivery of appropriate Infrastructure Services, Facilities Maintenance and customer directed additional works programmes. Specifically, the team at FBH are responsible for the provision and management of all services provided to keep the site in a safe and compliant manner, as well as ensuring all operational outputs are maintained to an appropriate standard. This is a challenging environment, which provides a developmental opportunity for the incumbent to gain knowledge and experience in a wide of areas.

About DIO

DIO is part of the Ministry of Defence (MOD). We play a vital role in supporting Defence by leading and managing the delivery of what the Armed Forces need to live, work, train and deploy on operations. Our people share the common goal of supporting our Armed Forces through management of the military estate. See more on Defence Infrastructure Organisation GOV.UK

To find out more about us, take a look at the attached Quick Guide to DIO or you can view our YouTube video to see more about our work

To help achieve our objectives, we believe in six important values (Safety first, Collaboration, Integrity, Agility, Accountability and Enthusiasm) that underpin our vision and mission. These values equip us for the future and shape how we work together. These values are designed by DIO for DIO.


Well assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Working Together
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

  • Leadership
  • Working Together


BenefitsWe are passionate about delivering great things for our customers. But we also know you will have a life outside of work; we respect y

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